Housekeeping is a task that may seem mundane to many of us, and often only comes to mind when we realize that we can no longer be living in a house that is too dirty or cluttered. However, it’s more than just sweeping and mopping. Housekeeping requires a lot of work and attention to detail.
What are the 2 types of housekeeping?
The two types of housekeeping are domestic housekeeping and institutional housekeeping.
What is domestic housekeeping?
Domestic housekeeping involves the maintenance of a private home, including cleaning the bedrooms, living room, bathrooms, kitchen, and other areas of the house. It also includes laundry, ironing, grocery shopping, food preparation, organization, and all other household chores.
When a large amount of domestic housekeeping is required, it may be broken down into smaller sections to allow for faster service.
Traditionally, the majority of domestic housekeeping has been performed by women around the world. This is often due to housekeeping tasks being viewed as “women’s work” and men being considered financial providers. However, in the modern era, this is changing. Now both husbands and wives commonly share housekeeping duties.
What is institutional housekeeping?
Institutional housekeeping is also known as “commercial housekeeping”. Commercial housekeeping/Institutional housekeeping refers to the maintenance of commercial buildings, including inns, boarding houses, hotels, resorts, dormitories, hospitals, prisons, offices, schools, and other similar establishments.
Institutional housekeepers typically have a set schedule and are responsible for the same areas each week. Each worker in this type of housekeeping service usually has the same responsibilities and schedule, which may vary slightly from week to week depending on the institution’s busyness. A manager is responsible for overseeing all staff and may make adjustments to employees’ schedules as needed.